Buddy Stewart Memorial Music Foundation & Rhythm Museum
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Programs & Services

Educational Program - The Spencer Drum Clinic

The Rhythm Museum serves as the primary location for the children in the community to experience the art of music through musical instruction classes, known as Spencer Drum Clinic.

Under the director of Mr. Kelvin Spencer, the Spencer Drum Clinic has offered music classes to the children age 5-15, since 2002. Mr. Spencer however has taught music in the community for the past 32 years and shows no sign of slowing down. Mr. Spencer teaches five (5) one (1) hour classes consisting of 5-10 students. The children love him. His students are in high demand for performances at school events, churches, parades, sports activities, etc. And the annual recital is an event the children strive for excellence in their performances

The Spencer Drum Clinic is in need of funding as many musicial programs, particularly with the cuts in funding for school music programs. The children enjoy this expression of the arts and it helps them to excel academically. WE NEED YOUR HELP- PLEASE DONATE.

Arts & Cultural Event - Annual Rocktober Festival

Rocktober Festival is a community event hosted by the Buddy Stewart Music Foundation. The festival has enjoyed over 12 successful years of bringing entertainment to Baton Rouge's community. Rocktober Fest features 10-12 local recording artists, in gospel, jazz, zydeco, R&B and the blues. The children of the community school and churches are involved with the responsibility of intermission performances while bands are lining up. Other artists display their talents and abilities such as the largest alligator made of toothpick and free-handed portrait drawing. Vendors are plentiful with the best in South Lousiana soul food. The community has shown their gratitude for this highly anticipated event, with their increasing attendance. Rocktover Fest takes place at the Rhythm Museum next door to the Rock Shop in the month of October. Rocktober Fest gives families an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful fall day while being entertained by musicians and artists they would not normally have the opportunity of seeing. It's a day of family, food, and entertainment.

Past featured performers include Bobby Rush, O.B. Buchana, Henry Gray, Jackie Neal, Raful Neal, Kenny Neal, Lighthouse Gospel Singers, Fantastic Volcalaires, John Gray Jazz Band, Rudy Richard Zydeco, and so many others.